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RATINGS: 591   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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We brewed this Special High Gravity Cream Ale in serious celebration of the return of the salubrious Spring... With the long dark days of the Season of Damp nearly behind us and the possibilities of a long languid Summer ahead.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pinball (10920) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2009
bottle. clear dark orange, huge thick lasting light orange head. looks real good. arona is strong, i could easily sense it while pouring. sweet, hoppy, caramel, citrussy notes. after sitting a little while, the aroma gets a little more bitter, and a little more cellary. flavor is smooth, hoppy , slightly spicy, caramelly, sweet, ends sweet and bitter in a good mix. mouthfeel is soo soft. everything about thsi beer is great. not first time lagunitas made something i really like a lot.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcjay (463) - Neenah, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 22, 2009
Copper color with a medium white head. Slightly fruity, caramel aroma. Flavor of brown sugar and caramel. Nice malty mouth feel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dpjuart (1085) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2009
2/1/09 - Bottle. Pours orange/amber with eggshell, foamy head, dissipating to a lacing foam. Lovely nose of caramel, toffee and brown sugar. Sweet and tasty, caramel, toffee, brown sugar with a solid bitter and hop flavor. A nice little barley wine type thing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 9, 2009
a- pours a light orange hue, two fingers of creamy white head, large and active particles with good lacing throughout s- nose is dominated by sweet citrus hops (mostly orange), some subtle pine and grass tones t- surprisingly bitter hoppiness for a cream ale, but nicely balanced with smooth malts, warming alcohol sensation, bitter and lasting aftertaste m- medium-bodied, slightly oily with lively carbonation d- i found this to be a strong, hoppy beer that is uncharacteristic of this genre, fairly smooth, but I wouldn’t drink more than a few in a sitting

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (3914) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2009
Light amber in color with a decent head. Very much like an IPA more than a cream ale. Hoppy with some citrus. Crisp with some slight caramel.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Funknmilla (693) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2009
Bottle...dark golden color with a small off white head...sweet light malt aroma...it drinks wonderful for a 7% beer...sweet and tangy with a nice medium body...good brew, simple and clean, very drinkable

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Butters (3843) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 5, 2009
Sampled at the Second Cellar Reduction. 12 oz bottle. Clear orange pour with wispy white thin head. Honey with a hint of spruce aroma. Flavor is semi-sweet grain, some alcohol, and floral hops. Medium syrupy body with medium carbonation. Piney hop finish. I was very pleasantly suprised with this one.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 5, 2009
Bottle with Butters at Second Cellar Reduction. Dark yellow with an offwhite head. Smell bisuit and caramel and some hop. Caramel and pine hop flavor.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sfhodense (4790) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2009
Cloudy amber, with an off-white head. Aroma is malty, with some hop (grass, spicy, light citrus), sweet caramel, and slight alcohol. Taste is alcohol, sweet caramel, nice bitterness and lightly hoppy aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (2730) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2008
Bottle. Pours a light copper color with a small white head. Aroma of sweet malts, honey, grassy and piney hops with some floral notes. Flavor is moderately sweet with caramel malts, honey, light citrus and a hint of grapefruit with a crisp bitter finish.


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